For your information: new updates added 04/03/19

 

Frosts
Please remember to turn off your water supply when ever you leave your van to prevent burst pipes.  Please give Roger a few days notice of when you are coming back to the park so that he can reconnect your services.  Please be aware that if you did not take advantage of the guaranteed drain down service then you are responsible for your own repairs should you have frost damage to pipes, shower, WC,  boiler or heating systems.
New Owners
Please remember to introduce yourselves to Oak & Heather and let them have your contact details. They are wardens for the owner occupied statics and Managers of the holiday hire busniness.  Please also look at the parks terms and conditions page (on this site) in order to familiarise yourselves with our very few rules.

Privacy

Please respect the privacy of other caravan owners and guests by not walking between caravans.  The grass along the river-meadow boarder of the park is not a thouroughfare and owners are entitled to enjoy peace and privacy whilst sitting outside of their holiday homes.  Please use the main track through the park to access the river walk.  Please do not walk in front of other peoples caravans.

 Rubbish Collection
Powys County Council collect landfill & recycling weekly on a Wednesday.  Please take any waste to the bins on a Tuesday evening or early on Wednesday morning.  Thank You.
 
 Holiday Home Insurance & Gas Certificates
We have always required that owners insure their holiday home & have the gas serviced and certificated annually. Fire regulations now necessitate that the park receives a hard copy of you insurance & gas safety certificates (please don't email us your certificate as we do not have facilities to print it out and we are required to keep copies on file for inspection).
 
 Fire Safety
The most effective way to fight fire is to reduce the risk of it happening in the first place. Here are some key ways to prevent fire in your caravan.
  • Gas appliances. All our holiday hire caravans have gas appliances serviced and safety certificates issued annually.  Static caravan owners are responsible for having their own holiday home appliances checked annually by a Gas Safe engineer. (Gas Safe is the newer accreditation which supersedes the previous ‘Corgi’ registered system). We can recommend a local accredited gas fitter or you can find your own, please provide the park with a copy of the certificate.
  • Power cables and sockets. Ensure power sockets are not overloaded with multiple power cables or splitters, and that cables are never tightly packed or wound up when in use as this can cause them to overheat.
  • Electrical appliances. It’s not just gas appliances which create heat, i.e. cookers and boilers, which pose a fire risk if not in proper working order but also fridges, freezers and washing machines – so ensure all appliances are checked regularly and serviced or replaced when needed.
  • Smoke alarms. Smoke alarms provide a first line of defence against fire and can sometimes alert you to something which has begun to smoke but has not yet set alight.
  • Children and pets. Small children and animals should obviously be protected from injuring themselves on hazards within your caravan, but it’s also important that they are not able to interfere with something which could later cause a fire. This means child proofing switches and dials which control ovens, boilers and other potential fire causing hazards, and making sure fire places or heaters cannot be tampered with or knocked over.
  • Smoking. Smoking inside your holiday home can present a fire risk as ashtrays or hot ash from cigarettes can take quite some time to actually set upholstery alight – meaning you don’t know there’s a problem until it’s too late. The easiest way to avoid this is to smoke outside your caravan.
  • Storage.  Do not store combustable materials such as wood, gas bottles, paper, charcoal, barbecues etc under your caravan or decking.
  • Escape Routes.  Plan in advance how you would exit your caravan in the event of a fire.  Be aware that windows can be used as escape routes as well as doors. Do not store items in front of your escape routes.
 
 
Careful Fire Handling
If a small fire occurs in your holiday home, such as a tea towel accidently left on a lit hob, then having the right fire fighting tools available to you allows you to quickly and safely deal with the problem.   However, your main priority should always be safety, so err on the side of caution and if in doubt exit the holiday home immediately along with all other inhabitants. This is particularly true if you are awoken in the middle of the night by your fire alarm, as under no circumstances should you try to investigate the cause of the smoke alarm as gas igniting could cause a much larger fire or explosion to occur without warning. Simply exit the static caravan straight away and then once at a safe distance call 999 and alert neighbouring caravan owners, plus the park wardens.
Some very small fires can be tackled safely with the correct fire safety devices, if caught early enough. All of our holiday hire caravans have adaquate and appropriate fire prevention/fire fighting equipment.  We also have large, red, alarmed fire safety boxes located on both  the touring field and the static area.  Every  caravan owner should ensure that they have the following:
 
 
  • Fire extinguishers. Every  caravan should have at least one fire extinguisher located in a convenient place where it can be accessed and used quickly. A multi use dry powder fire extinguisher designed for A, B and C class fires is designed for use on small fires including burning fabrics and wooden fixtures and fittings.
  • Fire blankets. Fires originating from fats or cooking oils are known as F class fires, and should never be tackled with an ABC fire extinguisher as mentioned above. Instead a fire blanket should be used to cover and extinguish minor cooking oil fires.
  • Smoke alarms. As well as being a way to catch fires before they have chance to spread or ignite properly during the day, smoke alarms are genuinely life-savers when you are in bed at night. Change the batteries regularly and test your smoke alarms every time you visit, and once a week during longer stays, to ensure they are in proper working order.
 
We are fortunate in that we have regular advice and equipment servicing/provision from a qualified Fire Prevention Officer.  If you need to purchase fire prevention/fire fighting equipment we are able to order it for you.